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A 64-year-old female asked:
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Individual case: Different patients respond to different treatment options. You and your doctor can discuss your test results and go over the risks and benefits of eac ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not always: Bisphosphonates are one class of medications that can used to treat osteoporosis. But there other medication including hormones that can be used.
A 55-year-old member asked:
38 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Osteopenia: Used to replenish bone in people diagnosed with osteopenia, which leads to fragility fractures.
A 38-year-old member asked:
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Best bone drug : Forteo is the ONLY anabolic bone drug - directly causes new bone formation. The patient must be assessed to make sure he/she is a candidate for Forteo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Heartburn and: Irritation of the tube that connects the throat to the stomach (esophagus), if you are taking bisphosphonate pills. These side effects can usually be ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
29 years experience in Sports Medicine
Not the best: Bisphosphonates can reduce fracture and raise you DEXA scan scores but they donot build bone. If you are osteoporotic and have already had a fracture ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
57 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: Prolia is a highly effective drug for osteoporosis. Evista (raloxifene) ( for women) is less potent but reasonably effective. Forteo is the only dru ... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Forteo: The simple, straightforwood answer is yes? Forteo would not have been approved by the FDA if it was not safe!
A 49-year-old member asked:
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: most state Medicaid plans pay for Forteo with pre authorization If you have definite osteoporosis or compression fractures or other types of fractures ... Read More
A 82-year-old member asked:
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes if indicated: Forteo is usually prescribed to prevent spontaneous fracture from severe osteoporosis. You have either failed other treatments or were found to be so ... Read More
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